Atlantic City: Changing the game

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The gambler

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Atlantic City


Innovative thinking is needed in the City by the Sea



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Let the Revel now begin

Let the Revel now begin

THE SugarHouse Casino on the Delaware river in Philadelphia was packed on a recent federal holiday. The slot machines were almost all occupied. The betting tables were busy. The car park was nearly full. SugarHouse, along with Pennsylvania’s ten other casinos, has been siphoning away much of Atlantic City’s gambling business. So much so that Pennsylvania, which did not open a casino until 2006, is now the second-largest gambling market in America after Las Vegas, bypassing the “City by the Sea”, which held a monopoly on gambling in the north-east for nearly 30 years. Atlantic City has just ended its sixth straight year of falling revenues.
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